Under floor heating eradicates the need for radiators to be attached to the walls in your rooms allowing you to make the most of all the space available to you.
Radiators will normally run at a temperature of between 60-70ºC but under floor heating only needs to be run at between 30-40ºC. Therefore, instantly saving you money on your energy bills.
Radiators push the heat they produce upwards due to convection leaving the space nearest the floor to remain cold and the ceiling space to be hot. Any dust that is circulating is simply pushed around the room. This can lead to headaches and sore throats whereas under floor heating will gradually allow heat to rise, and wont simply circulate the dust around the room. This will also benefit asthma sufferers or people with breathing difficulties. There wont be any radiators to collect dust or for children to burn themselves on or bump into whilst playing.
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Underfloor heating is a brilliant way to keep your home warm. It’s lovely to walk on a cold winter day, it distributes heat evenly around each corner of the home, and it also frees your walls from radiators, allowing you to create a minimalist look if you wish.
Here are some additional benefits to installing under floor heating:
- It can provide warm cosy tile or stone flooring (perfect when in the bathroom or kitchen).
- It can replace bulky radiators in a room which frees up wall and floor space.
- It’s able to cover a vast range of different flooring types with lots of flexible options.
- There is no cold spot or windy drafts in the room, as the heat is evenly distributed.
- The under floor covering is hidden when it is installed so there are no wires or electrical sockets.
The best time for installation is in the summer so start thinking about it before the season changes.